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UGC NET Exam Syllabus

UGC NET Syllabus and Eligibility

16. UGC NET Syllabus and Eligibility

The UGC NET Exam syllabus for 2019 has been updated by the commission for all the subjects in both Paper I and Paper II. This updated syllabus will be applicable in the upcoming June 2019 exam onwards. The June 2019 session is scheduled to be held from June 20 to 28 in CBT mode.

There will be 2 sets of paper in UGC NET Exam, Paper I  and Paper II. Paper-I, will have generic questions, intending to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. This paper will test the reasoning ability, general awareness, divergent thinking and comprehension of the candidate.

All UGC NET aspirants are expected to prepare themselves for 10 categories for Paper I. Except for the subject chosen for UGC NET Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Assistant Professor only posts.

These 10 categories are:

  • Teaching Aptitude

  • Research Aptitude

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Communication

  • Mathematical Reasoning

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Data Interpretation

  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • People and Environment

  • Higher Education System

Overall Paper-I will cover 50 Objective Type Questions making a total of 100 marks with 1-hour time duration. Each section will have an equal weightage of 5 questions and 10 marks, i.e., 2 marks for each correct answer. For more details on Paper 1 and to download free PDF click UGC NET Syllabus 2019 Paper 1

Since Paper II is based on the subject selected by the candidate, the gravity of the question paper will depend on the selected subject. In UGC NET June 2019 Exam, there will be 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) of 2 marks each. The duration of this paper is 2 hours. For more details on Paper 2 and to download free PDF click UGC NET Syllabus 2019 Paper 2

UGC NET Eligibility

It is important for a candidate to check if he/she meets the NET eligibility criteria. Any candidate who is pursuing the Master’s degree or equivalent course, or has appeared for the qualifying master’s degree (Final year) examination and is awaiting the result, is also allowed to appear in the National Eligibility Test.

However, such students will be considered for the admission for the Award of Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor once they pass their Master’s Degree with required percentage criteria within the 2 years of NET Result declaration date. Else, they’d be disqualified for UGC NET.

Qualifying marks of an academic programme completed prior to appearing for UGC NET is another thing that also needs to be checked upon before proceeding ahead with the online application filling. Only the candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in master’s degree or equivalent examination from universities/ institutions recognised by UGC are only eligible for this test.

Candidates belonging to the Other Backward Classes(OBC) / Scheduled Caste(SC) / Scheduled Tribe(ST)/ Persons with Disability(PwD)/ Transgender category and candidates who have secured at least 50% marks in master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this test.

The upper age limit for the award of JRF is 30 years; however, there is no upper age limit for the post of Assistant Professor.

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